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Dahl, Elmer Mortenson

Rank and Name, Motor Machinist’s Mate Third Class Elmer Mortenson Dahl.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bullhead (SS-332) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Elmer is born approx. on May 4, 1909 in Clay, Iowa.

 

Father, Paul M. Dahl.

Born in Germany.

Mother, Anna L. Dahl.

Sisters, Esther L. Hilda K. and Ella M. Dahl.

Brother, Eli L. Dahl.

 

Elmer enlisted the service in Colorado with service number # 8767099.

 

Elmer was KIA when the USS Bullhead was sunk by a Japanese Air attack from a Mitsubishi Ki-51 with depth charges on Aug. 6, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Elmer is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

USS Bullhead (SS-332) Submarine
Elmer M. Dahl
His rank Motor Machinist's Mate Third Class